Mews and Nips: World’s First Cloned Cat Passed Away at Age 18


The world’s first cloned cat has died in College Station, TX. CC, short for Copy Cat, passed away at the age of 18 after being diagnosed with kidney failure. Her life began on Dec. 22, 2001 after groundbreaking cloning work done by Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences researchers. For more about CC, visit

Would you ever consider cloning your cat?

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we told you how the Assisi Loop helps 15-year-old Cabo with chronic rhinosinusitis and kidney disease, on Tuesday, we reviewed RompiCatz’ new Rustlin’ Mylar Toys, on Wednesday, I ran the third installment of my four-part Ruby’s Last Journey series, on Thursday, we featured a wall mounted hammock cat bed, and on Friday, I reviewed Gwen Cooper’s latest short story, Secret Lovers. I also shared the good news that a leading veterinary diagnostics company found no evidence of COVID-19 in thousands of feline and canine specimens.

Check out Joy, the tortoiseshell Maine Coon in today’s video. Isn’t she stunning!

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4 Comments on Mews and Nips: World’s First Cloned Cat Passed Away at Age 18

  1. Sherri
    March 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm (10 months ago)

    I would not clone any of my beloved pets. They are each one unique in and of themselves, their characters and in their relationship with me and that cannot be copied or replaced.

  2. Mary McNeil
    March 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm (10 months ago)

    For those of us who have loved and lost a cat, that video is like a hymn.

    I wondered about cloning a cat, but the clone does not always look like the original – so might as well get a different one – adopt, don’t clone I guess.

  3. Ann
    March 14, 2020 at 3:02 pm (10 months ago)

    I’ve rescued a number of cats over my lifetime, and there are 4 whom I’d have considered cloning if it were affordable. The new cats would have their own unique spirits, but I believe that not having their early adverse circumstances would only make them even more special. The problem is that they’d outlive me at this point!

  4. Janine
    March 14, 2020 at 7:01 am (10 months ago)

    She lived a good long life. I don’t think I would clone one of my cats. I love them more than anything, but they are unique and one of a kind.


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